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Killarney International Youth Hostel

Aghadoe House, Ring of Kerry Road | Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I stayed in this hostel in July 2015. It was my first time staying in a hostel so I was very apprehensive about it. I was sharing a two bunk bedroom with two people I knew so it probably meant that our room was a little quieter than others who have reviewed this place as being noisy. Unfortunately there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Basically ok. We had 4 people in a room - very tiny room, but others looked bigger. Small bunks, just ok in terms of comfort. Look around for a reasonable shower as my first one was a mere cool trickle and my husband's had only one choice of temp - extremely hot. On our 2nd morning I searched around and... More 

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Memee08, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your showers were not working correctly but glad that you managed to find some that were suitable. As you discovered, we are a popular hostel with youth groups during the high season and it is bit more peaceful at other times. We hope that you enjoyed the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Typical hostel. Room, bathroom, and kitchen were clean. Push button showers with only one temperature (decently hot). Bed was hard and pillow was thin. A little outside of town so we had to drive to everything. Nice large sitting rooms and dinning hall.

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kim. We are delighted that you enjoyed the hostel and will pass on your comments about the mattress to the hostel manager. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The food from the cafe was great for meals. My room was clean and comfortable. The bathrooms on my floor were clean but you didn't have much privacy, as the showers had curtains and were divided with frosted glass. Otherwise i had a great stay!

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Roy M, Head of Marketing at Killarney International Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Margot. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cafe food and hope that you will return to stay again More 

Morgan Hill, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place looks great from the outside. It's filthy on the inside - the smell of must and there is mold everywhere! The only thing that is clean are the sheets and they hand them to you to make your own bed. Most hostels include breakfast and here you have to pay. I wouldn't eat here if you paid me.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I didn't enjoy my stay in this hostel at all couldn't wait to come home the beds were dirty and stained and really uncomfortable you have no privacy in the showers at all and I got tea and th rend of it tasted funny so I poured it out into the sink and there was lumps of milk in it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hostel looks great from the outside. However when we got inside there was a strong musty smell in the room - when we got to look at it in the daylight it turned out the curtains were covered in green mold. The mold had obviously been there for some time and the hostel was booked out, so it's not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Not the cheapest by any means.. And situated out of the town centre. The place looks amazing on entry set amongst lush gardens down a winding driveway. The guy on reception seemed helpful enough. The reason I have rated the hostel poor is mainly due to the beds & the non existent WiFi. The beds were extremely uncomfortable (felt every... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Single 61 year old American male. Stayed there 7 days. Nice place with nice/friendly people. 5/10 minute walk to the park. 15 minutes to town. Bus stop 2 minutes. Good showers, good beds. Thanks to all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After driving in from Dublin, we arrived at this surprising property. First, we were surprised by the location--just out of town but up on a very private area. Then the building surprised us: it looks like a mini castle or at least like an estate of some sort. It turns out that it was indeed built by a person of... More 

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